Inspired or Copied? The Ethics of Art

Unapproved use of licensed material, traced artwork, copied costume patterns, digital manipulation–there are so many ways for artists to cross the line into unethical behavior when using another artist’s work as source material. How do we distinguish between inspiration, homage, and borderline theft? If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, how should artists feel about seeing their work duplicated elsewhere?

December 19, 2021 - 10:00 am EST

Location: Calvert Room
Type: Panel
On Site Only
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